Viewpoint: Fukushima makes case for renewable energy

The Fukushima accident has highlighted one of the most important issues concerning nuclear power – that of safety and risk.
Fukushima reactor The risk of containment damage at Fukushima was put at one in a million, per reactor per year

The accepted wisdom has been that the consequences of a catastrophic nuclear accident may be large, but that the frequency is low.

The industry and nuclear regulators calculate this on the basis of the likelihood of an accident for any one operating year. In the case of the design of the first four reactors at Fukushima, the Japanese Nuclear Energy Safety Organization estimated in 2002: Read More


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